Brown attended Proviso East High School in Maywood, where his teammates included fellow 2006 draftee Dee Brown (no relation). In 2003, he was named Illinois Mr. Basketball and a McDonald’s All-American.
After the 2008-09 season, Brown moved through a several teams the following year. On February 21, Brown was traded to the Chicago Bulls as part of a 3-team blockbuster deal. Then on August 6, 2008, he was signed by the Charlotte Bobcats to a one-year contract. And further into the season, on February 7, 2009, along with Adam Morrison, Brown was traded to the Los Angeles Lakers for Vladimir Radmanović.
Brown’s time with the Lakers were, initially, limited. In those games, his scant playtime was only marked by several athletic plays that included a couple of hard blocks and several acrobatic dunks. Alongside future Hall of Famer, Kobe Bryant, Shannon became a regular contributor to the Lakers’ potent offense.
On February 27, 2014, Brown signed a 10-day contract with the New York Knicks.On March 10, 2014, he signed a second 10-day contract with the Knicks. On March 20, 2014, he signed with the Knicks for the rest of the season. On July 23, 2014, he was waived by the Knicks.
Shannon is married to the R&B singer, Monica.
On August 27, 2014, Brown took his talents to South Beach and signed with the Miami Heat.
Shannon also gave of his time to be involved in the “Pirate Pride” project.